Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol (Original Manuscript Edition) (2nd Hand Hardback)
The Original Manuscript Edition.
Every Christmas, the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan displays one of the crown jewels of its extraordinary collection: the original manuscript of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with its detailed emendations, deletions and insertions in Dickens' hand.
Here, for the first time in a beautiful trade edition, is a facsimile of that invaluable manuscript, along with a typeset version of the story, a fascinating introduction by the Morgan's chief literary curator on the history of the story and a new foreword by Colm Toibin celebrating its timeless appeal.
A Christmas Carol is the most famous, heart-warming and chilling festive story of them all. In these pages we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, whose name is synonymous with greed and parsimony: 'Every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart'.
This attitude is soon challenged when the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, returns from the grave to haunt him on Christmas Eve. Scrooge is then visited in turn by three spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, each one revealing the error of his ways and gradually melting the frozen heart of this old miser, leading him towards his redemption. On the journey we take with Scrooge we encounter a rich array of Dickensian characters including the poor Cratchit family with the ailing Tiny Tim and the generous and jolly Fezziwig.
When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 he fashioned an enduring gift to the world, capturing the essence of the love, kindness and generosity of the Christmas season. It is a timeless classic and the story's uplifting magic remains as potent today as when it was first published.
- Format : Smaller 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Classics
- Published : 1843 (This Edition 2017 - W.W. Norton - USA)
- ISBN : 9780393608649
- SKU : B002107
- PPC : LL400gm
- RRP : $21.95
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"There's now a gorgeous new edition to enjoy, printed from the original manuscript, and complete with the author's deletions and insertions." - Yours.
"It is thrilling to have, for the first time available to everyone, a superbly-produced facsimile of the manuscript of A Christmas Carol, which enables us to follow every stroke of Dickens's pen as, in a white heat of excitement, he creates his timeless Christmas masterpiece." - Michael Slater, author of Charles Dickens.
Charles John Huffam Dickens FRSA was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.
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